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Cutting edge technology dispels the propaganda against renewable energy

So when I read the next diatribe opposing renewable power or questioning the science of climate change, I’ll think of these and other visionary businesses across Vermont that chose to do the right thing by Vermont’s economy, our local energy security and the health of the planet.

Businesses across the state see the light: Rutland Herald Online, SUSAN ALLEN   September 26, 2010 I’ve been reading with dismay recent commentaries that try, for reasons I cannot fathom, to discredit the renewable energy industry, to turn back the clock and question the proven science of climate change. And I literally shake my head at how hard it is to get some (thankfully not all) in government to recognize the economic benefits offered by these cutting-edge projects. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | spinbuster, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran’s nuclear plans under cyber attack

Cyber attack suspected on Iranian N-plans THE AUSTRALIAN,  Tom Coghlan * From: The Times * September 25, 2010 3 A COMPUTER virus that has infected more than 60,000 machines in Iran may be a sophisticated cyber-warfare attack on Iran’s clandestine nuclear arms program, according to software experts. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | Iran, secrets,lies and civil liberties | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which wealthy nation sent computer worm to Iran’s nukes?

A number of governments with sophisticated computer skills would have the ability to create such a code. They include China, Russia, Israel, Britain, Germany and the United States

Computer attacks linked to wealthy group or nation, Google hosted news, By LOLITA C. BALDOR (AP) – 27 Sept 10, WASHINGTON — A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | Iran, politics international | , | Leave a comment

Iran’s nuclear plant hit by computer worm

has also affected equipment linked to the country’s nuclear program, which is at the core of the dispute between Tehran and Western powers like the United States.

Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant, Google hosted news, By NASSER KARIMI (AP) –17 Sept 10, TEHRAN, Iran Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

Claim that aliens attacked nuclear missile sites

he decided to come forward because he feels it’s time for people to know the truth. “I believe in the extraterrestrial hypothesis, and I think, in this instance, these objects were not constructed on planet Earth.”

Former Air Force officers say UFO’s attacked nuclear missile sites: They will break decades long silence on Monday September 27, 2010 , Gather News, 27 Sept 10, Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | safety, USA | , , | Leave a comment

Iran to have talks with UN Security Council in October

Iran to hold talks with 5+1 group in October: Ahmadinejad, Tehran Times  TEHRAN  26 Sept 10, – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Friday that Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) will hold nuclear talks in October.According to the schedule, a representative from the Islamic Republic will hold talks with a member of the 5+1 group in October, Ahmadinejad said in a press conference in New York.‘No talks held between Iran and U.S.’
……Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president dismissed news that secret talks have been held between Iran and the United States. …..

tehran times : Iran to hold talks with 5+1 group in October: Ahmadinejad

September 27, 2010 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

Iran says Israel is the obstacle to nuclear weapons-free Mif

Iran: Israel Only Obstacle to Materializing Nuclear-Free Middle-East, Fars News Agency, TEHRAN (FNA) 26 Sept 10, – Iran’s Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh blasted the “intransigent” nuclear policy of the Zionist regime, and said Israel is the only obstacle to the materialization of a Middle-East free from atomic weapons……

Fars News Agency :: Iran: Israel Only Obstacle to Materializing Nuclear-Free Middle-East

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Nuclear Regulator contradicting Eskom’s claims on radiation leak

(SouthAfrica) Regulator, Eskom at odds over nuke leak, Times LIVE, Sep 26, 2010   By NASHIRA DAVIDS Radiation levels at the Koeberg nuclear power station had increased for two days before almost 80 employees were found to have been contaminated.
This was revealed by the National Nuclear Regulator.

The regulator has started interviewing the workers contaminated with low levels of cobalt-58 while doing maintenance work on Koeberg’s unit 1 earlier this month.

Eskom said earlier that the workers had been exposed to contamination for only one day.

But according to the regulator “elevated levels of airborne activity were detected in the reactor building” from 11 to 12 September.

Regulator, Eskom at odds over nuke leak – Times LIVE

September 27, 2010 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

Germany’s Social Democrats gain support on nuclear issue

The nuclear issue has become the most attractive for the Social Democrats, with the majority of Germans opposed to extending the life of the country’s 17 nuclear power plants.

Opposition in Germany Rolls Out Its Platform, New York Times, By JUDY DEMPSEY : September 26, 2010 * BERLIN — The Social Democrats unveiled a political program Sunday aimed at stopping the extension of the life of nuclear power…. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | general | , , | Leave a comment

Popular opposition to Merkel’s government’ nuclear plans

Anti-nuclear groups challenge Merkel – New Europe, 26 September 2010 Anti-nuclear groups claimed a turnout of 100,000 at their first big demonstration on 18 September against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plans to extend the running times of nuclear power plants. Continue reading

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New START nuclear treaty critical issue – beyond party politics

Standard-bearers and negotiators for nuclear weapons controls in the United States span the spectrum from conservative to liberal. This is a subject so momentous it defies partisan politics. Or it should.

National security at greater risk without New START, The Cap Times,  Susan Shaer, 26 Sept 10, “………..The United States and Russia maintain over 90 percent of the world’s arsenal of some 23,000 nuclear weapons. The original Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between our two countries providing for inspections and monitoring of these weapons expired nearly a year ago. The Senate now must ratify the New START treaty by a two-thirds margin (67 votes) to preserve the security protections of on-the-ground intelligence we have relied on. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | USA, weapons and war | , , , | Leave a comment

USA’s ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’ looking for answer to nuclear waste

President Barack Obama created the commission after his administration abandoned a proposed nuclear waste storage site in Nevada. The commission is supposed to make the first of its recommendations in the fall of 2011

Nuclear waste panel to visit Georgia site  | ajc.com, 26 Sept 10, The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionA panel examining how the United States should store nuclear waste will visit Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina next year. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | USA, wastes | , , , | Leave a comment

Renewable energy for the world’s developing countries

By 2050, about 50 per cent of world’s energy needs could be met by renewable energy, said interim Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) Helene Pelosse, at the conference

Masdar eyes affordable renewable energy11th World Renewable Energy Conference begins in Abu Dhabi gulfnews By Rayeesa Absal and Binsal Abdul Kader,  September 27, 2010 Abu Dhabi: Developing countries are to be offered renewable energy resources at an affordable price, thanks to a UAE programme, the 11th World Renewable Energy Conference (WREC) in Abu Dhabi heard on Sunday. Continue reading

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Why Israel will not attack Iran’s nukes

Israel will not attack Iran’s nuclear facilities partly because Iran is far away and would be very difficult and costly to attack, but mainly because it’s not necessary
The Persian Bomb – Living Lake Country, By Al Neuhauser
Sept. 26, 2010 Lot of folks seem to be exercised over the potential of Iran developing an atomic bomb to loft into Israel or even across the pond to us. Equally dire is the potential for Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Continue reading

September 27, 2010 Posted by | Israel, politics international | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scotland economist calls for renewable energy funding

“The economics of the renewables industry are  continually changing as new technologies are developed…..Part of this transition requires the end of financing of fossil fuels. RBS themselves need to redirect their own funding from fossil fuels to renewable energies.”..

Economist calls for radical thinking on funding of renewable energy  Scotsman.com News : 27 September 2010 One of Scotland’s top economists has called for “radical thinking” by government and the public and private sectors to create the finance necessary to boost renewable energy potential.
Andrew McLaughlin, pictured, group chief economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Scotland has “more potential renewables resources than almost any other European country”.
………He said: “The economics of the renewables industry are also continually changing as new technologies are developed. These technologies will offer even greater benefits for us in the future, but investment must be channelled into the UK’s research and development establishments, otherwise we risk losing out to others around the world.”

Dan Barlow, of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Part of this transition requires the end of financing of fossil fuels. RBS themselves need to redirect their own funding from fossil fuels to renewable energies.”..

Economist calls for radical thinking on funding of renewable energy – Scotsman.com News

September 27, 2010 Posted by | business and costs, UK | , , , | Leave a comment